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  • New Chargers Blackout-Proof, Says Tesla's Musk Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 4:42 PM ET
    Tesla Motors

    Tesla Motors is adding a couple of hundred charging stations by 2015 that will be able to provide power even if the national grid goes down, according to CEO Elon Musk.

  • Bacon Backlash Unlikely Over China-Smithfield Deal Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:57 PM ET
    A butcher chops pork at a market in Shanghai.

    The proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International is unlikely to change pork-buying habits of American consumers.

  • First Natl. Pot Brand Planned by Ex-Microsoft Exec Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 3:25 PM ET

    A former Microsoft executive plans to create the first US marijuana brand, kicking off his Seattle-based business by acquiring medical cannabis dispensaries in three states.

  • Seniors Warned, Beware of Selling Pension Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    The growing number of retirees selling their pensions for cash is raising major concerns and drawing increased scrutiny for what some are calling unfair lending practices.

  • Highest-Paying Bachelor’s Degrees of 2013 Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    Technical majors head the highest-paid list for the Class of 2013, according to a report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

  • Walls Around Stock Research Are Crumbling Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    The Chinese walls on Wall Street separating investment banking business from analysis, may be crumbling.

  • Rising Oil Prices: The Euro Zone's Next Big Problem? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    After the banking crisis, oil prices are the next threat to the euro zone, analysts told CNBC, arguing that prices will rise once the shale oil revolution in the U.S. dies down.

  • Surprise! This Economy Looking Strong Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    Sales representative Shieldeen Langley, left, assists shoppers looking for a dishwasher at the ABT store in Glenview, Illinois, U.S.

    Even as the economy keeps chugging along, headwinds from federal budget cuts are expected to blow harder later this year.

  • Short Supply Has Home Sales 'Squeaking' Out Gains Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    Stephanie O'Brien inspects the kitchen in a home for sale during an open house in San Francisco, California.

    The housing market continues to squeak out gains, with signed contracts to buy existing homes up in April, the National Association of Realtors reported.

  • Japan Public Pension Mulls Shift in Stock Ownership Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:01 AM ET

    Japan's public pension fund - a pool of over $1 trillion - is considering a change to its portfolio strategy that could allow its investment in domestic stocks to grow with a rallying market, according to people familiar with the deliberations.

  • Can Japanese Investors Resist 2% Yields in US? Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 1:59 AM ET

    For months Japan's domestic investors have defied expectations that they would pile cash into overseas assets in a big way. Now, with U.S. Treasury yields above 2 percent for the first time in over a year, the lure may be just too strong.

  • Ricin Detected in Letters to NY Mayor Bloomberg Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 6:50 PM ET
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    New York police said two anonymous letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin.

  • Boom to Bust: CNET Founder Bankrupt Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 6:49 PM ET

    CNET founder and tech investor Halsey Minor has seen his personal tech boom go bust: He's filed for bankruptcy.

  • Unapproved Monsanto Frankenwheat Found in Oregon Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 6:12 PM ET

    A strain of genetically engineered wheat never approved for sale or consumption was sprouting on a farm in Oregon, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday.

  • Microsoft's Skype Deal Needs Changes: Cisco CEO Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 6:00 PM ET

    Cisco doesn't want to completely nullify Microsoft's Skype deal, but it does want some changes to the deal, said Cisco's Chairman and CEO John Chambers on CNBC's Closing Bell.

  • Lot of Pork: Smithfield Sold to China Meat Producer Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 5:31 PM ET
    Smithfield Foods Inc. bacon sits on display for sale at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, U.S.

    Chinese meat processor Shuanghui International Holdings is buying Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion.

  • QE3 Cut Makes Sense, but Not Yet: Fed's Rosengren Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 4:05 PM ET
    Eric Rosengren, Boston Federal Reserve president

    The job market and overall economy may be improved enough in a few months to allow the Federal Reserve to pare its bond buying somewhat, one of its policymakers said Wednesday.

  • Behind Apple's Bold and Risky New Hire Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to join Apple Inc.

    The biggest piece of new information that Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped last night at the D11 conference was his latest big hire.

  • Rising Mortgage Rates, Home Prices a Lethal Brew Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    A sharp rise in mortgage rates means it may already be too late for many homeowners to benefit from a refi. At the same time, it is pushing some renters off the fence.

  • Apple CEO Cook: 'Several More Game Changers in Us' Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Although Apple CEO Tim Cook did not whisper any secrets at the D11 conference, he did drop some hints that people can use to guess where Apple is heading.